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September 28, 2009

Anyanwu-Ogan Receives NSF Award to Study Structured Web Problem Solving

Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu-Ogan, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $477,703 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her research proposal titled “MOSAIC – Semantic Querying Techniques for Supporting Problem Solving Tasks on the Structured Web.”

The award will run from September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012.

Abstract - The Web is evolving from a resource for finding/verifying facts, to one used to support complex problem solving and exploratory tasks in a variety of domains. Thus, the traditional search paradigm targeted primarily at fact-finding, and is predicated on users knowing what they want and how to search for it, is unsuitable for such situations. This project focuses on developing support for advanced query models that capture the iterative process typical of problem solving and exploratory tasks where at each step users may only be able to formulate vague queries. It proposes to develop semantic techniques for integrating information created across the multiple steps of such tasks and also predict and recommend other potentially relevant and informative data that the user may have missed.

For more information on Dr. Anyanwu-Ogan, click here.


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